Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE635896
This is a fixed term position until December 2023 and commencing ASAP
Initially commencing as full‑time for the first eighteen (18) months, with possible extension, and potentially converting to part‑time (0.5 FTE or greater subject to business needs) until December 2023
Workforce Policy and Coordination Directorate is seeking to recruit a highly knowledgeable and motivated individual to undertake the role of Principal Project Officer, Workforce Initiatives.
This role will work on initiatives to address the strategic workforce priorities of the public schooling system. It will have a focus on augmenting the supply of quality secondary graduate teachers, including initiatives where pre‑service teachers are employed in schools while completing their teaching qualification.
The successful applicant will have extensive knowledge and understanding of public schooling system workforce issues and trends regarding workforce planning and development.
They will have strong project management skills and experience in effectively planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting on complex workforce initiatives. The successful applicant will also have strong analytical skills and be able to create timely solutions to complex and high‑risk workforce matters.
This role will work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including schools, universities and other organisations. It requires an individual with strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills, and experience in fostering strategic relationships in order to achieve outcomes.
The Workforce Policy and Coordination Directorate provides strategic leadership, planning and implementation of key Department human resource matters, advice and evaluation of cross-divisional policy and programs, management of professional learning; and develops policy and manages equity and diversity initiatives.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our directorate for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- Experience in providing effective leadership and working collaboratively to successfully manage a range of complex workforce projects, initiatives and activities.
- Highly developed interpersonal and verbal communication skills, including undertaking high level consultations and negotiations and ability to convey ideas persuasively, foster strategic relationships and work collaboratively with others at all levels.
- Highly developed written communication skills, including extensive experience in preparing Ministerial responses, briefing notes, reports, proposals and policy documents.
- Highly developed conceptual, analytical and research skills, with the ability to identify and clarify trends, issues and problems and create solutions to complex workforce matters.
- Highly developed organisational skills and initiative, with a proven ability to deliver high quality outcomes on schedule in a demanding environment and under tight timeframes.
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of contemporary workforce and training issues and trends regarding workforce planning and development, particularly as they relate to the public school system.
Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).
Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the directorate may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
For further job related information:
Please contact Jeremy Martin, Manager, Workforce Strategic Initiatives by emailing Jeremy.Martin@education.wa.edu.au
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application must include:
- A statement of no more than four (4) pages addressing the Work Related Requirements, in the context of this role.
- A CV of no more than four (4) pages outlining your employment history relevant to this position and evidencing your achievements.
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current or most recent line manager).
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
ELIGIBILITY AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Employees will be required to:
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance before commencing employment
- Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- Complete any training specific to this role required by Department policy; and
- Complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 3 August 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED